Sakharam Binder: A Narrative of Intrigues and Idiosyncrasies Eventuating in Devastation

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Idiosyncrasies, Intrigues, Human Relationships, Live in Relationships, Conditional Living, Interdependence, Male Chauvinism

Abstract

Vijay Tendulkar has been one of the biggest names of Marathi theatre. His drama has been the representation of stark realities and human misfortunes arising out of the human flaws. He gave theatre a completely new perspective. Most of his plays have foregrounded issues which were previously withheld from any stage representation. His focus has chiefly been on representing the plight of women of Indian society at the hands of the male chauvinists. Moreover, the males in his works have usually been the domineering set who have commodified or objectified women in some way or the other, but this play Sakharam Binder, has a very distinctive theme. This play runs on two explicit themes of idiosyncrasy and intriguing. This is one of those plays where it becomes substantially important to understand the changing human relationships eventually ensuing in the climax. This paper therefore throws much light on the characters and their idiosyncrasies and intrigues which make it contemplative for the readers and the audience to judge who is to be blamed more.

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2022-08-30

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Dr. Abha Tripathi. (2022). Sakharam Binder: A Narrative of Intrigues and Idiosyncrasies Eventuating in Devastation. The Creative Launcher, 7(4), 17–26. Retrieved from https://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/992

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